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SPEAKS Education will provide a united
union where students, parents, and
educators along with community/professional and consumers will support and provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to children. FAPE allows all Special Education students (ages 0-26 in MI) to fulfill their education goals and be successful in doing so in the community. It is our goal to advocate for special needs children through teaching the educational rights and laws. SPEAKS Education provides trainings and
information and referrals to students,
parents, educators and community agencies. SPEAKS Education wishes to build a positive, working atmosphere and relationship for the best interest of the
student. SPEAKS also provides parent
mentors that are trained to work one on
one with the families so they can be educated to advocate for their own child.
SPEAKS Education is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our office is located in Sault Ste Marie, Mi- inside of Chippewa County. Our services cover the entire UP, and the top northern region of the lower Peninsula. 
Please feel free to call us, email us or stop by. We are here to help advocate, inform and to refer parents, educators and community members as much as we can. 


951 E. Portage St

Sault Ste Marie Mi 49783


PHONE- 906-635-8984


Dorie France
Executive Director
Melissa White
Administrative Assist.
Lori Mold
Western UP Parent Mentor/Outreach
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